He's an ancient breed that can be traced back to the Persian, Mesopotamia, Egypt and Asia to war dogs used by the Roman army
Personality and Behavior
He's reliable, loyal and peaceful
He's got a mind of his own and can be quite stubborn
He's very protective of his home and family
He's wary of strangers
He's large, strong, and powerful
His intimidating looks makes him a good guard dog
He slobbers and drools something terrible!
He doesn't bark unless there's a good reason to
He's peaceful with children but because of his strength and size may unintentionally cause them harm by sitting on them or knocking them over
He's not easy to train. You will need patience as he is slower than most to learn obedience commands.
He sheds quite a bit of hair. You'll find some hair stuck to your clothes, couch and carpets.
Grooming / Maintenance
His short coat only needs to be brushed occasionally. However, because it sheds you may find yourself brushing it once a week, or more, to minimize the hair in your home (what you remove with a brush doesn't end up on the couch!).